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Make Your Mark Hands On Handwriting Activities for Kids

Handwriting can be a difficult task for kids who struggle with the components of visual perceptual skills, fine motor skills, or the many other aspects of handwriting.  One way that I love to address handwriting skills is in a fun way with creative hands on handwriting activities.  When an idea is presented in a fun and playful way, they may be more apt to address the skills needed for a difficult task such as handwriting practice.  

So, how do you find creative ways to work on handwriting?  I've shared many ideas here on the blog before.  Take a look at my series of easy tips for handwriting.  Today, I've got another go-to source for handwriting activities. 

Make Your Mark is a collaborative book project that I've co-authored.  It's made up of 30+ projects for kids that promote a love of writing, creative storytelling, self-confidence, and compassion.  

Make Your Mark is a go-to guide for helping kids work on handwriting and written work in a fun way!

Hands-On handwriting activities are fun with this book, Make Your Mark.

Make Your Mark - a book about creative handwriting ideas, confidence, compassion and caring.

Through play, art, language, and writing this book will help your child discover themself, and make their mark on the world.

Make Your Mark will help you take the simple act of sharing stories and stretch it to help your child their confidence, compassion and caring.

Find creative ways to work on handwriting with kids with these hands-on handwriting activities.

Creative Hands-On Handwriting Activities for Kids

Creative hands-on handwriting activities and playful ways work on the skills needed for written work make this book a must-have for teachers, Occupational Therapists, and anyone working with kids on written work. 

Kids will love these finger gyms and all of the hands-on handwriting activities for kids in the book Make Your Mark

What you'll get in this handwriting book:
  • Activities to get your child started with the important basics: to develop skills to literally make their mark, first with fingers, and later with pens, pencils and paint brushes.
  • Fun ideas that will help your child develop their fine motor strength and dexterity. We have ideas for finger gyms, easel activities and first mark making activities with sticks, play dough and shaving foam.
  • Inspiration for writing trays that encourage children to use all their senses to build skills.
  • Great ideas to delight in imagination and storytelling that feels like - and is! - play time, not school work. Your child will develop their language, vocabulary and fluency through story mats, small worlds, comics, journals, role play, outdoor adventures, and art.
  • Activities that support your child in understanding themself and others, through interviews, self-portraits, collaborative art, and collaborative projects.
  • And finally we help your child see that everyone can make their mark on their community and the environment. We show you how to extend the idea of our self out into the world, and consider how we are part of a community. With accessible and achievable projects we’ll inspire your child to make their mark through environmental citizenship and acts of kindness.
  • Also included: six sets of printables for you to download, including pattern writing cards, a 'my favorite things' photo book, 'all about me' interview sheets, pretend play post office accessories, and comic book and gracious giving printables.

These hands-on handwriting activities are a fun way to work on the fine motor skills needed for handwriting.
How to get your copy of Make Your Mark

The Make Your Mark ebook, including six sets of printables, costs just $11.25 during its December launch month (regular price $14.99) and you can get your copy here.

Kids will love this easel fine motor activity and all of the hands-on handwriting activities are a fun way to work on the fine motor skills needed for handwriting.

Buy it worldwide for instant download

This is an ebook, which means you will be sent a link that allows you to download a PDF containing the ebook and all the resources. You can save it to your computer or iPad* and then either read it on screen or print some/all of the pages, as you prefer.

Kids will love this written work activity and all of the creative hands-on handwriting activities are a fun way to work on the fine motor skills needed for handwriting.

You can buy the ebook wherever you are in the world. You pay via PayPal, which will take care of any currency conversion for you. The ebook costs US$ 14.99.

*You can buy the ebook now, on any device, and then download it when you are ready. Depending on the apps you have installed and your operating system, you might be able to download the ebook on your mobile device. However if you have any doubts or problems, I recommend you use a computer to download the book and then share it to your mobile devices. You will be sent download instructions when your purchase the ebook.
The Make Your Mark ebook is published and sold by Cathy James at Please direct any customer service queries regarding purchases of the ebook to or refer to the NurtureStore FAQ.

The Make Your Mark ebook is protected under copyright © 2016. All rights reserved.

Creative writing centers help kids work on written work with hands-on handwriting activities.

Special launch price for the month of December, until Saturday 31st December: $11.25, saving your readers 25% (no discount code needed)

These hands-on handwriting activities are a fun way to work on the fine motor skills needed for handwriting.